An Informal Email about your Holidays

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You have to write an informal email about your holidays=

First, visualize your reader

- Who are you writing to? - What is the situation?

  • You are on abroad and your friend is at home
  • You promised to keep in contact...
  • Something extraordinary has happened...
  • Why would your friend be interested in your trip?

Email structure:

  • Include a subject line.
  • Greeting
  • After the greeting, make sure you catch up after a break
  • Ask about the reader
  • Talk about you
  • Ask about others
  • End your exchange

Do not forget to divide what you want to say into different topics, in separate paragraphs.

Email style:

  • You must stick to a chatty, colloquial style:
    • Use contractions
    • I'm staying at...
    • I'm not getting much sleep these days...
    • Omit relative pronouns, when possible
    • Omit subjects, when possible
    • Use phrasal verbs and idioms (at least four, that should be underlined). You have a big list of them on your textbook
    • Use questions, admiration marks and practice Let's to make suggestions
      • Let's meet up when I get back!
      • Are you having a good summer?
      • Is the weather good at home?
      • I'm dying to catch up on you summer pickups!
      • Express interest on what your reader is doing

Read your work through carefully and check the spelling and grammar

Here you have some basic tips on informal emails